UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Exterior of Theatre as seen from Kawili Street

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center is the major performing arts educational and cultural center on the Big Island, serving as a joint special use facility for the University and Big Island Communities. The Performing Arts Center is primarily an instructional facility providing for the regular educational functions of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, whose purpose is to offer significant educational and diverse cultural opportunities -- where dialogue, the exchange of cultural and artistic ideas and co-curricular activities are encouraged.

The Performing Arts Center produces, presents and/or co-sponsors an extensive and culturally diverse year-round Season of local, regional, national, and international performing arts events performed by some of the world's greatest artists. The quality of events presented in the 600-seat Theatre is equal to any offered by major mainland universities. A typical year includes over 150 performances of dance, drama, music, mime, children's shows, lectures and special events.

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center in cooperation with the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department also produces two to six plays, concerts, musicals and dance performances each season. Interested faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Performing Arts Center.

Upcoming Events

  • UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra Concert

    May 4th @ 7:30 pm

    May 5th @ 7:30 pm

    Location: UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

    UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Trever Veilleux, performs.

  • We Sing The Spring, a gathering of choruses

    May 8th @ 2:00 pm

    Location: UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

    UH Hilo Combined choruses, under the direction of Amy Horst, will perform.